Bonnie And Clyde Film Analysis

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Probably one of the most famous couple of criminals in the history of the United States, were Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, better known as Bonnie and Clyde. These criminals were famous for robbing banks and grocery stores in the mid-west country in the 1930s. But even when they managed to reach the front pages of newspapers of the time, it was not until the year 1967 when their short criminal life was portrayed in the film that bears their names: Bonnie and Clyde, made by the director Arthur Penn, and portrayed by the actors Warren Beatty as Clyde Barrow, and Faye Dunaway as Bonnie Parker. However, whether they were famous at their time or gain even more fame three decades later, what is the reason that two thieves, became so popular and…show more content…
But, far from just robbing banks and stealing cars, they were ruthless murderers that did not mind killing if it was necessary to escape when persecuted by the authorities. The movie managed to present a combination of humorous and juvenile characters, a young and handsome Clyde, and a blond and silly Bonnie, with the capacity of being murderers without remorse. Scenes like when Clyde and Bonnie go to rob a bank and they found out the bank does not have any money or when the two are on a picnic and Bonnie is writing a poem about them and their accomplishments, or taking pictures of them happily smiling with their guns, are contrasted with the ones in which they try to assault a grocery store or when they are escaping and they do not care to shot a cop in the head to get rid of…show more content…
Though they are not represented as the villains, in the movie it seems like they were the bad guys trying to break the relationship of two people who love each other. Like if the police were trying to suppress their “rebellion” to the system by imposing its absolute justice over two young lovers, who wanted to live their lives to the fullest without worrying if they violated the laws, and ended tragically death by the hands of insensitive officers. As a former film critic asserted about the portrayal of the police in the film, specifically the officer who was chasing Bonnie and Clyde, “The irony is that Hamer [the officer] is forgotten while Clyde and Bonnie live on. Hamer stood for something: the idea of right and the guts to make it stick. Clyde and Bonnie stood for nothing, except perhaps infantile nihilism, unformed, incoherent, vicious” (Hunter 24). Instead of being the police officer who ended with these band of criminals the one remembered on the history, in this case, the criminals are the ones that will not be forgotten by the

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